Volunteering is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. With so many people throughout the world needing the help and care of another, there is nothing more humbling than getting out of your comfort zone and offering up your time as a volunteer. Those who enjoy physical work may enjoy conservation projects, while the gentle among us may prefer lending a hand at an orphanage. Should you be interested in volunteering, consider going to one of these three exceptional destinations to lend a hand.
Volunteering in Kenya presents you with a chance to experience one of the most beautiful and unspoilt countries in the world. While on your trip to Kenya, you will get to see the natural beauty of Africa, truly at its best. Meet the Masai tribes-people and learn to understand their culture and way of life. When volunteering in Kenya, you will have the chance to put your compassion to good use with a number of projects. Take the time to teach English in some of the local schools, while equally remembering to learn Swahili from the local school children. The local youth are extremely passionate and willing to learn: volunteering in Kenya will be life altering for a volunteer of any age.
Argentina is a vibrant and beautiful country with a rich and varied history, made up of cultures from various European immigrants. Learning even a smidgen of Spanish will put you in good stead, as the friendly locals will be touched when you communicate in their home language. The best place to offer your services as a volunteer are to the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba is a modern university city and the university is involved in many volunteer programmes, including teaching English and helping children with disabilities. Volunteering in Argentina is rewarding in many different ways, whether you’re a school-leaver, on a gap year or on a long break from a stressful job.
Nepal’s volunteer programmes are consistently well-organised, which is surprising for a small country nestled in the Himalayas. Nepal is a diverse country where you can go from helping communities with health care projects in Kathmandu to teaching English to young Buddhist monks. While volunteering here, you will have the chance to explore a mountainous kingdom which is quickly trying to catch up with the rest of the world without losing its unique cultural identity.
Things To Remember
Remember to ensure that you travel with all the correct documentation. Some countries may have special visa requirements. While you are away taking care of a community, remember to ensure that you are also being taken care of with a comprehensive travel insurance policy which covers volunteering trips. Lastly, remember to check with your medical doctor for vaccine and medication requirements that you may need to fulfil before heading to your volunteer destination of choice.
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